Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fiscal and Physical Benefits of Lemon Water

I love little things that make big differences and lemon water is one of those!  You'd be shocked at the many things a glass of lemon water can help with, including the fact that it can shave hundreds of dollars off of your yearly "eat-out" budget.  Depending on the size of your family and how often you eat out.

Fiscal Benefits:
I just can't fathom spending $2.95 for a glass of tea or soda that is only worth about 5 cents to start with!  Spend that much on each member of your family...there's 6 of us...that's $18.00!! 

Climbing down of my soapbox.......still climbing...it's a big one.....:)

Physical Benefits:
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  • Helps to cleanse your body of bacteria and toxins - which in turn helps with quite a bit including rheumatism and arthritis.
  • Helps people with UTI problems because of it's diuretic effects.
  • Reduces mental stress and depression; calms the mind.
  • Helps with respiratory problems and cuts down on the amount of phlegm the body produces
  • Strengthens liver function by encouraging generation of more enzymes which are needed to do it's jobs effectively.
  • Cleans the liver and kidneys f bacteria and toxins.
  • Cleanses your blood by removing dangerous free radicals from the blood stream.
  • Helps to cleanse your skin including black heads and wrinkles.
  • Helps to cure diseases such as malaria and cholera.
  • Can be used to stop gum bleeding and pain.
  • Helps in the battle against weight gain if drank daily.
  • Helps books the immune system and fights throat infections.
  • Breaks a fever
  • Helps with bad breath
  • Because of it's antiseptic properties, it can even help you with the common cold, flu or seasonal allergies.
  • Some suggest that it helps to dissolve gall stones.
  • Cures constipation.
  • Relieves hiccups
  • Revives and perks you when you're feeling tired and sluggish. 
  • Cools you on a hot day...AND applied topically can cool a burn too.
  • Seriously, need I say more....??  
 The best way to make lemon water is simply to cut and squeeze a half to a whole lemon into your fresh, pure water.  To get the most benefit from the lemon, you should drink it withing 15 minutes of cutting the lemon.  If you don't, don't worry.  It's still one of the best things you could drink!!

{I even gave it to my babies in their sippy cups when they were old enough to drink juice.  They all love it now!}

If you weigh more than 155 pounds and are trying to lose weight, you can cut and squeeze a whole lemon into your water 2 - 3 times a day.  If you are not worried about weight loss, simply use a half a lemon once a day.

I like to do it at night just before bed.  This helps your body to rejuvenate it's self while you're sleeping.

Another favorite time is in the morning because it helps me to wake up and get my day going.

We also drink it when we eat out, or have been outside in the heat.  I guess we drink it more than I realized we do!  :)

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  1. I usually end up ordering water in restaurants to save money, and I always ask for lemons since restaurant water tastes funny to me. good to know it's also healthy for me. :o)

  2. LOVE lemon water! So grateful that it is incredibly healthy as well as tasty!

  3. What a great informative post - picking up some lemons at the grocery store today! Thank you so much for sharing :)

  4. You're welcome and thank you all for the comments, Ladies!! I love comments!

  5. I've gotten out of the habit of buying lemons....it's going on the grocery list now. It's so yummy and WOW! What health benefits!

    Thanks for linking up at Thrifty Thursday!

  6. For the past few years I've been putting lemon in my water because when I was pregnant, straight water would make me sick :P I really didn't know just how many health benefits it had, though! Great post! And thanks for linking up too :)

  7. Have never heard of all this! Thanks for linking up to Healthy 2Day Wednesday....hope to see you back next week! :)

  8. Nishoni HarveyFriday, July 27, 2012

    I get lemon water at restaurants because I heard when you put lemon in your water that it nullifies all the chemicles in city water and makes it pure. I used lemon water during my last pregnancy due to kidney stones. I could not medically do anything about them because I was preggo, but a midwife told me to down the lemon juice to dissolve the stones! Sure enough, it worked! Praise GOD!!! :-) I also had very bad morning sickness in early pregnancy, and the ONLY two things I could keep down was lemon water and oranges! Glad my body and baby were getting so many healthy benefits... even if I had no idea about them :-). Sometimes our bodies know best ;-).